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PA: Opiate Abuse During Pregnancy Not Child Abuse

PA: Opiate Abuse During Pregnancy Not Child Abuse

December 31, 2018 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that, under state law, a mother who abused a variety of addictive drugs during pregnancy did not violate the law prohibiting child abuse, despite her baby being born addicted to opiates (Bucks County, Courier Times, 12/29/18). The case involves a girl who spent 19 days in Williamsport Hospital last year after she was born, being treated for drug dependence that caused severe…

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